Amanda Izenstark

This is a brief handout that accompanied my presentation on November 1, 2011.

Essential Reading for LIS Students

Roy Tennant has an excellent post on Library Journal called “What I Want LIS Students to Know.”

Rather than re-invent the wheel, I’m planning on sharing this with my LSC 504 students this summer, along with the original post, and this one:

Ten Things You Won’t Find On Your LIS Class Syllabus from Jill Hurst-Wahl


Just as Google goes all wishy-washy on whether it’ll honor the quotation marks used for phrase searching (see, Yahoo! adds more functionality.

The folks behind this site, which presents a variety of fascinating data about the world by adjusting the size and color of countries based on the numbers, also have a book, The atlas of the real world : mapping the way we live. One of my favorite reference sources, maybe tied with The Statistical Abstract of the United States?

The first chapter provides a fascinating overview of Google’s rise, and how it has affected the search and information worlds. Very much looking forward to the release of this one!

Includes a lot of useful information, including reasons to re-evaluate Facebook use.

Talk by Sarah Walkowiak on library and research instruction changes at Brandeis.